Police Administration, 11th Edition, is a best-selling textbook that examines police administration from multiple perspectives: a systems perspective (emphasizing the interrelatedness among units and organizations); a traditional, structural perspective (administrative principles, management functions, and the importance of written guidelines); a human behavioral perspective (the human element in organizations); and a strategic management perspective (communications and information systems, performance evaluation, strategies and tactics, and prevailing and promising approaches to increasing effectiveness of police agencies).
Management functions and organizational principles are defined and explained while providing an emphasis on evidence-based policing, diversity principles, and developing police agencies as learning organizations. A concluding chapter covers contemporary themes such as community engagement and collaboration, important issues such as police legitimacy and predictive policing, and modern management perspectives such as emotional intelligence and servant leadership. Case studies based on real-life events invite students to practice managing conflicting circumstances, and Modern Policing blog posts offer up-to-date news and breaking developments in the policing world.
This book is suitable for undergraduates studying police management and supervision in the US and for practitioners seeking promotion to senior management roles. The ancillaries available include instructor’s manual, test bank, and lecture slides for faculty and case studies for student use.
PART I—Basic Considerations
Chapter 1—Introduction to Police Administration
Chapter 2—The Nature of Police Work
Chapter 3—Police Goals and Systems
Chapter 4—Police Organizational Tasks
PART II—The Traditional Perspective
Chapter 5—Principles and Policies in the Police Organization
Chapter 6—Functions of Police Management
Chapter 7—The Police Executive
PART III—The Human Perspective
Chapter 8—Individuals and Groups in the Police Organization
Chapter 9—Developing the Police Organization
Chapter 10—Leadership in the Police Organization
PART IV—The Strategic Management Perspective
Chapter 11—Information in the Police Organization
Chapter 12—Evaluating Police Performance
Chapter 13—Police Strategies and Tactics
Chapter 14—Police and Homeland Security
Chapter 15—Contemporary Issues in Police Administration